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Asia History and Culture

Asia History & Culture Holidays

Introduction

There's so much choice for history and culture holidays in Asia that you'll struggle to choose somewhere to focus on.

The Khmer Empire covered Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam at its height. At the heart of the Empire stands Angkor Wat and the other temple complexes such as Angkor Thom, the Bayon and Kbal Spean. Capital cities such as Bangkok and Phnom Penh are full of temples and palaces, whilst cities such as Chiang Mai and Siem Reap are gateways to discover the past.  Pagan's temples and ruins in Burma and the Plain of Jars in Laos are equally mysterious and worthy of exploration.

In China, the Qin Dynasty was short but had an enormous impact. Remnants of the empire include the Terracotta Army in Xi'an, which guards Emperor Qin's tomb. The Great Wall of China also stands as an historic monument to the achievements of ancient cultures, whilst the Forbidden City in Beijing showcases China's magnificent past, its opulent treasures and art.

The Silk Road stands as a living monument and the cities along its length trade on their past role as stop-off points for merchants and travellers; Samarkand in Uzbekistan and Almaty in Kazakhstan are full of spectacular sights and artefacts.

To meet the locals go in search of indigenous groups or hill tribes in Thailand and Vietnam in particular.

These are just some of the options available. You can also tailor-make your history and culture holiday in Asia by adding a city stay, Mekong River cruise, Yangtze River cruise or other excursion to your itinerary; talk to a destination specialist to see what we can do for you.

Our top itineraries for Asia History and Culture

Alaska to Tokyo on Silversea

23-day stay & cruise from £5,620 pp incl. flights

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cruise offer

Exclusive tailor-made cruise offer. Book by 31 July
Book by: 31 July 2018

This tailor-made itinerary contrasts Vancouver's natural wonders with city-slicking in Tokyo, exploring Alaska and Japan's epic landscapes in between. Stay in luxury hotels and on the spectacular Silver Shadow, where you'll enjoy opulent suites, endless amenities and all-inclusive dining.

Palaces, Bollywood & Holi: India Escorted Tour

13-day tailor-made tour from £4,485 pp

This tailor-made escorted tour will see you experience the rich traditions, festivals and rituals of India. You'll discover the delights of Delhi and Mumbai alongside experiencing Holi Festival with locals, exploring the Taj Mahal and staying in luxury hotels throughout.

Hong Kong and Macao Explorer

9-day tailor-made journey from £2,460 pp

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offer

Flight offer – Save up to £110 pp
Book by: 31 July 2018

This itinerary contrasts Hong Kong's big-city dazzle and vibrant markets with Macao's hotchpotch of Portuguese and Chinese heritage architecture, old town culture and myriad cuisine. It's all done alongside 5-star Mandarin hotels with swimming pools, spas and gourmet restaurants.

Thailand & Vietnam on Seabourn

17-day cruise from £6,200 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Special Offer Fares
Book by: 31 December 2018

Discover the gems of South East Asia, from buzzing Bangkok to the markets of Ho Chi Minh City, on this 17-night all-inclusive luxury cruise, sailing on board the new Seabourn Ovation

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Top offers for Asia History and Culture

Alaska to Tokyo on Silversea

23-day stay & cruise from £5,620 pp incl. flights

Exclusive
cruise offer

Exclusive tailor-made cruise offer. Book by 31 July
Book by: 31 July 2018

This tailor-made itinerary contrasts Vancouver's natural wonders with city-slicking in Tokyo, exploring Alaska and Japan's epic landscapes in between. Stay in luxury hotels and on the spectacular Silver Shadow, where you'll enjoy opulent suites, endless amenities and all-inclusive dining.

Hong Kong and Macao Explorer

9-day tailor-made journey from £2,460 pp

Special
offer

Flight offer – Save up to £110 pp
Book by: 31 July 2018

This itinerary contrasts Hong Kong's big-city dazzle and vibrant markets with Macao's hotchpotch of Portuguese and Chinese heritage architecture, old town culture and myriad cuisine. It's all done alongside 5-star Mandarin hotels with swimming pools, spas and gourmet restaurants.

Thailand & Vietnam on Seabourn

17-day cruise from £6,200 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Special Offer Fares
Book by: 31 December 2018

Discover the gems of South East Asia, from buzzing Bangkok to the markets of Ho Chi Minh City, on this 17-night all-inclusive luxury cruise, sailing on board the new Seabourn Ovation

Myanmar Uncovered on Pandaw

17-day stay and cruise from £6,160 pp incl. flights

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cruise offer

Exclusive tailor-made fly, stay and cruise holiday

Between royal-capital tours and cottage-industry workshops, explore life along Myanmar's storied Irrawaddy River. There's also included hotel stays in Yangon and Inle Lake, introducing you to the gilded headlines of this most enigmatic of destinations.

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Why book with Wexas Travel?

At Wexas, we specialise in bespoke travel experiences. Our itineraries are just samples of what we can arrange, and can be changed depending on your precise needs, finances and ideas by our experienced destination specialists.

Contact one of our consultants on 020 7590 0610 to discuss how we can tailor your holiday.

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